the NPD has released its industry report for December 2022 and full year on sales of accessories, hardware and video games in the United States.
According to the data, consumer spending totaled $7.6 billion in December, up 2% year over year. That growth brought full-year 2022 spending to $56.6 billion, down 5% from 2021.
The year-over-year decline was attributed to a lack of retail console inventory and a smaller list of triple-A releases, as well as macroeconomic conditions.
In December, hardware Spending grew 16% year over year to total $1.5 billion.
This brought total spending to $6.6 billion in 2022, an 8% increase from 2021. PlayStation 5 was the best-selling platform for December and for the year in dollar sales, while Switch was the top-selling platform for December 2022 and for the year as a whole sold.
software Revenue is down 1% year over year, totaling $1.5 billion in December. Growth in digital content spending could not offset the decline in subscription and physical software spending.
Full-year gaming spend fell 7% year over year to $47.5 billion.
The best-selling games in December were Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, God of War Ragnarok, Madden NFL 23 and FIFA 23.
The best-selling game of 2022 was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Elden Ring, Madden NFL 23, God of War Ragnarok and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
See the gallery below for the best selling games per platform for December and 2022 (thanks, Matte piscatella).
accesories Revenue in December fell 2% year over year to $503 million. A 50 percent increase in steering wheel sales could not offset declines in other accessory segments.
For 2022, spend on accessories was $2.5 billion, down 8% from 2021. The Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller was the top-selling accessory in dollar terms for December and for the year.
in the mobile phone, mobile phone According to Sensor Tower, December saw an increase in spending, with the biggest mom-to-mom (mother) gains in December coming from geolocation games (Pokémon Go) up 17%, simulation games (Roblox) up 15% and action titles (Genshin Impact) by 15% and Shooter (Call of Duty Mobile) by 14%.
For the year, mobile gaming spending in the U.S. declined year-on-year, but casino gaming spending rose 1%, compared to a 26% year-over-year decline in shooters.
https://www.vg247.com/december-2022-year-end-2022-game-sales-npd Switch was the US leader in December and 2022, as was Modern Warfare 2 – NPD